U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ about untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil: officials

U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ about untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil: officials

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Arab in Al-Faw south of Basra, Iraq September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani/File Photo October 16, 2019 By Timothy Gardner and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is warning Chinese shipping companies against turning off their ships’ transponders to hide Iranian oil shipments in violation of U.S. sanctions, two senior administration officials said. “We’ve been…

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Yemeni government, separatists seen inking deal to end Aden standoff this week

Yemeni government, separatists seen inking deal to end Aden standoff this week

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Yemen’s southern separatists stand on a billboard during a rally to show support to the United Arab Emirates amid a standoff with the Saudi-backed government, in the port city of Aden, Yemen September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File Photo October 16, 2019 DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected on Thursday to announce a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that fractured…

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European shares tepid before Brexit talks resume

European shares tepid before Brexit talks resume

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Staff/File Photo October 16, 2019 (Reuters) – European shares dipped on Wednesday, after dramatic swings over the past week, as uncertainty over the outcome of London’s last-ditch Brexit talks with Brussels kept investors on the sidelines. By 0710 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 index <.STOXX> was down 0.1% after closing at its highest level…

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Boeing 777-8’s entry into service date depends partly on customer demand: executive

Boeing 777-8’s entry into service date depends partly on customer demand: executive

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is displayed on a screen, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo October 16, 2019 SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The date of entry into service of Boeing Co’s ultra-long-range 777-8 wide-body airliner will depend partly on customer demand, an executive said, with the planemaker hoping to win an order from Qantas Airways Ltd to supply the plane for Sydney-London flights. Qantas…

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Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say

Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say

FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. Kacper Pempel//File Photo October 16, 2019 By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters. The officials, who spoke…

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U.S. wants China to press North Korea to be more constructive in talks: Pentagon official

U.S. wants China to press North Korea to be more constructive in talks: Pentagon official

A Chinese visitor poses for picture with a Chinese flag on the Broken Bridge near the Friendship Bridge which connects North Korea’s Sinuiju and China over the Yalu river, in Dandong, Liaoning province, China October 5, 2019. Picture taken October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Suen October 16, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday the United States wants China to improve its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and…

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Hong Kong leader halts policy speech as lawmakers disrupt session

Hong Kong leader halts policy speech as lawmakers disrupt session

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds copies of her annual policy address to journalists before a weekly Executive Council meeting in Hong Kong, China, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu October 16, 2019 HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to halt her annual policy address on Wednesday after some lawmakers disrupted the session, shouting and jeering as she started her speech. Lam was due to announce a raft of property…

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Chilean bank ordered to open Uber’s accounts to taxman

Chilean bank ordered to open Uber’s accounts to taxman

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo October 16, 2019 By Aislinn Laing and Erik Lopez SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s Supreme Court has ordered the Bank of Chile to allow tax authorities to examine the local accounts of Uber <UBER.N>, rejecting an appeal by the ride-sharing company,…

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Highlights of the Democratic debate: Warren pile-on, veterans battle

Highlights of the Democratic debate: Warren pile-on, veterans battle

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to welcome the 2019 National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst October 16, 2019 By Trevor Hunnicutt and Jarrett Renshaw WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the bat: Republican Donald Trump is a…

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Sterling gives up some gains as Brexit optimism curbed

Sterling gives up some gains as Brexit optimism curbed

U.S. dollars and other world currencies lie in a charity receptacle at Pearson international airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren October 16, 2019 By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) – The British pound fell from its highest level in almost five months versus the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as investors started to question their optimism about Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union. Sterling also pulled back from its highest in five…

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